This contemporary residence is located in Shoreditch, London. It’s a private residence that was designed for a private client. The project was developed by Pressan and Tanney. The residence was designed for a three-generation family and it’s composed of three distinct volumes that are interconnected.
The three floors are a series of convulsions that have been allowed to ripple throughout the residence and that inspired the architects to divide it into three key motifs. These are the sea, an outdoor space dominated by greenery, the neighborhood and the rooftop garden. The street on the top floor is occupied by a series of commercial spaces with high ceilings, whereas the bottom floor is divided into four apartments with different floor heights. Even though these three floors are very different, they all share in common the brick facades.
Each floor features a glazed exterior. The sites on the street have been adapted to each other and this allows the residence to benefit from panoramic views of the neighborhood and the London skyline. The site on the top floor features a roof terrace that provides an open and calm space, perfect for hearing and dining. The rooftop garden is a great place for entertaining but also a private zone that can be reached via a black steel staircase.
The residence was designed to take advantage of the views but also to make the most of the underlying ruins. In order to make the most of these, the architects created an interior bridge that goes across the ruins. The residence features a curved staircase and an exterior steel staircase that filters the light creating a surreal architecture.